Balochistan

Balochistan corruption case: Court extends Raisani’s remand

MUSHTAQ RAISANI

QUETTA: An accountability court on Tuesday granted 14 days remand of Balochistan’s former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani and his facilitator Nadeem Iqbal to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in mega corruption case, ARY News reported.

NAB produced accused Mushtaq Raisani and Nadeem Iqbal under strict security in the Accountability Court today after completion of the earlier remand.

The court during the hearing ordered the NAB to allow the family members of the two accused to meet them on Eid.

The judge also ordered complete medical check up of Nadeem Iqbal in Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

The court has extended remand of the former finance secretary to the NAB for fifth time.

The court has also granted 14 days’ remand of Nadeem Iqbal, allegedly a facilitator in the corruption scam. Iqbal was an accountant in Khaliqabad municipal committee.

NAB personnel on May 6, recovered a ‘treasure’ of local and foreign currency, and a sizable quantity of gold from the residence of the finance secretary Balochistan, Mushtaq Raisani, which the officials believe was accumulated through corruption.

NAB officials raided the house of Raisani and recovered bundles of notes in local and foreign currency worth Rs 730 million. The bundles of notes – from Pakistani rupee to US dollar – were stuffed in large bags, cardboard and plastic boxes.

The corruption treasure also included prize bonds and a fairly large quantity of gold. The amount recovered was so huge that the officials had to bring in counting machines after they became tired of counting the currency notes manually.

Raisani is accused of embezzlement of billions of rupees from the national exchequer and misuse of authority.

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